Supreme likes a good artist collaboration and this week it announces a capsule featuring the work of American painter and performer Tabboo!
Born Stephen Tashjian in Leicester, Massachusetts in 1959, she attended the Massachusetts College of Art, in Boston where she became friends with fellow students David Armstrong, Jack Pierson and Nan Goldin, with whom Supreme partnered with earlier this year.
In 1982, she moved to Manhattan’s East Village where she adopted the drag persona Tabboo! and performed at the famed Pyramid Club and the annual Wigstock drag concert. In addition to performance, Tabboo! designed the Pyramid Club’s fliers as well as the album art for famed downtown groups Dee-Lite and Book of Love.
While Tabboo! no longer performs, she still paints and lives in the East Village.
The Supreme and Tabboo! collection includes two hoodies, two t-shirts and a six-panel cap.
The Tabboo! offerings along with a capsule of five fall t-shirts will drop online and at Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris stores on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM local time. The collection will launch at Japanese stores on September 22nd.
Check out the offerings below.